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ANIKA - CAVE GALLERY Detroit - Oct 9th

October 9th 2011
1604 Clay Ave
Detroit USA

Political journalist unknowingly "tries out" for a new music project in London that turns out to be Geoff Barrow of Portishead and his band members in Beak.
Initially Geoff looked to find a singer for Beak, but instead it turned into a brand new project.

A sleeper hit in late 2010 that is surely deserving of some attention. Released on the Stones Throw imprint to great critical fan fair and obsessive praise. The resulting album was recorded in twelve days,
live, with the four together in one room. Dub with no overdubs. The collaboration is political, trashy, dub, punk, funk ... a cohesive sound, and and experience in uneasy listening. In the tradition of
short-lived but deeply influential 99 Records and the NYC's 80s No Wave nexus, the nine songs on Anika run the gamut from experimental rock ("Yang Yang", "Officer Officer") to covers of folk ("Masters of
War") and pop songs ("Terry", "I Go to Sleep"), while showcasing reverb-drenched ancient drum machine rhythms.

Currently traveling on their first North American Tour, Anika is accompanied by Slowdance, an amazing Brooklyn based new wave, pop, little bit of everything great, band fronted by a dreamy voiced gal
that grew up in Paris. Her name is Quay and she sings in both French and English

The Detroit show is going to be a special occasion featuring two really awesome local acts Paul Bancell (Baptist Church) and Derek Stanton's solo project Turn To Crime.